Adjective "allegiant" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/əˈliːdʒ(ə)nt/

Definitions and examples

adjective

That owes or gives allegiance (to someone or something); loyal, faithful.

    noun

    A person who owes or gives allegiance; a loyal follower or adherent (of someone or something).

      Definitions

      1. loyal; faithful. noun

      2. a faithful follower; adherent: allegiants of religious cults.

      More examples(as adjective)

      "physicians can be allegiant."

      "orientations can be allegiant."

      "raises can be allegiant."

      "wills can be allegiant."

      "ups can be allegiant."

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      Origin

      Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Heywood (c1496–c1578), playwright and epigrammatist. From allegi- + -ant, by analogy with other adjectives and nouns in -ant corresponding to nouns in -ance.